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2016 Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel

2016 Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel

92 Points John Caro
2016 Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel
92 Points John Caro

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A rich but sophisticated Zinfandel from Mendocino, made by a specialist in this classic Californian grape. Mendocino is increasingly identified with hotter-climate red grapes, where Zinfandel specialists Edmeades enjoy some of the sub-region's oldest and most elevated sites (the highest at almost 900 metres). Here grapes sit above the cooling fog of the nearby Pacific and ripen slowly into deep body and flavour. With expert yet hands-off winemaking, this classy style offers that massive zinfandel body and depth, but with serious finesse. Delicious!

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

77% Zinfandel, with 15% Petite Sirah and 8% Syrah

Its Origins

The winery’s history began in 1963 when Dr. Donald Edmeades, founded his winery and launched the Edmeades brand in 1972. The Jackson family purchased the winery and its vineyards in 1988. Using grapes grown in Mendocino County’s rugged coastal mountains, Edmeades crafts Zinfandels with distinctive character and personality. The simplicity of the winemaking allows the soil and climate of each site, plus the essential character of the variety, to shine through in every wine. Ben Salazar joined Edmeades as head winemaker in 2012 after working as an enologist and assistant winemaker for other Jackson Family wineries. He is a Zinfandel devotee who appreciates the grape’s historical importance to California. Edmeades is best known for its limited-edition, single-vineyard Zinfandels from some of the oldest and highest sites in Mendocino County, including Perli (planted in the late 1800s), Piffero (planted in 1930 using blasting powder to clear the side of a mountain), Shamrock (2,800 feet above the Pacific Ocean), and Gianoli (planted at 1,900 feet in the 1880s).

Jackson Family Estates

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on previous 2015 vintage

"The 2015 Mendocino County Zinfandel begins with warm and intense aromas of cinnamon and cloves. Those spices give way to aromas of blackberries, currants, and sage. The texture is round and the fruit expression is concentrated and lush. Soft tannins accentuate the richness of the wine, while pleasant acidity keeps it fresh on the finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Zinfandel

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    California

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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